For the very first time, I stepped in together with 200+ bloggers in Thunderbird Resorts in Binangonan, Rizal. Last year, I was able to stay for three days and three nights at Thunderbird Resorts Poro Point in San Fernando, La Union. I enjoyed my stay in the Santorini-like resort that’s why when Azrael asked me if i can be a speaker to the Bloggers Fest 2011 event, i immediately said yes! 😛
Discussing 'Sharing Your Story Through Personal Blogging' by Maire Magante
My topic for the Bloggers Fest 2011 is ‘Sharing Your Story Through Personal Blogging‘. It is a topic that I am comfortable with and to be honest, I created the slide a few hours before going to the bus pick-up point in Makati. I decided to keep it short and straightforward.
With me to the venue is my high school bestfriend Maire, whom i am pushing to be an active blogger since she writes well and she also takes good pictures. Sayang naman ang talent kung hindi mae-expose! 😛 I saw familiar faces in the pick-up point, but wow, there are so many newbies! It is a good sign for the Philippine Blogosphere. I think majority of them consider it as their first blog event ever. It means they really want to learn and explore on what’s out there.
For the past years, I’ve been religiously attending the iBlog summits organized by the UP College of Law and Digital Filipino. Unfortunately, I only attended the Saturday afternoon session this year. This means that I missed some of the important talks (blame me for being a sleepyhead T_T)
At least I went still 😀 I entered the UP Malcolm Hall at 1:30PM. I saw Gee and Rommel, my PBBFG mates LOL. Â I was able to catch Marck Rimorim aka Marocharim talk about Political Blogging in the Philippines. He gave a very nice talk wherein he emphasized on remembering the past, stating the present, planning for the future and going back to the past in writing blog entries related to the different issues in the Philippines.
To celebrate his 1st year in the blogosphere, my dear friend Jonel Uy of LetsGoSago.net organized a surfing event for bloggers. He informed me about his plans months ago and I initially said yes, but due to my work schedule and other commitments, I begged off two weeks before the scheduled date. Who would have thought that I pushed through with the trip and decided six hours before the scheduled departure time? 9ms75xyenf
Surfing for the first time in San Juan, La Union
My blogger friends harassed me that Friday afternoon. I figured out that maybe I can join them as long as I go back to Manila on Sunday morning because I need to go to work at 2pm. My former officemates also invited me for a very special get-together that Friday night that’s why I had a hard time deciding. After sipping my favorite mocha drink, I finally gave Jonel a call and confirmed my attendance 😀